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    Default microspikes in the Sierras, July and August?

    I read the ice axe thread, but how about spikes? I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to take these along, even mid-July and August... One person I talked to said that while there was snow/ice up there that late, they were always able to go around it...
    What do y'all think?

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    Mid July/Aug both not needed.

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    Default microspikes in the Sierras, July and August?

    even at 11000'?

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    I reached out to the people who did "Mile... Mile & A Half", because they hiked during a 200% snow year, and made mention of spikes in the movie.
    I learned that they started their hike on July 11th, and never used the spikes. Their principal suggestions were water proof boots and sun glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Mid July/Aug both not needed.
    Agree ^^^^^^

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    Default microspikes in the Sierras, July and August?

    ok thanks, y'all!

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    Sunglasses-glacier sunglasses. Julbo Sherpa or Colorado model. $65 at REI. 20% off for the next week.
    Protect your eyes.

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    Default microspikes in the Sierras, July and August?

    can't I just use my prescription sunglasses?

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    Sure. Didn't know you had them.

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